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The SIU Department of Theater and School of Music offer the right combination of theory, practice and imagination— an effective blend of academic work, production experience and creativity.


SIU Performing Arts combines the advantages of a large University experience with the personalized attention of smaller colleges and the excitement of a fully functioning theater production company.


Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success.  We are thankful for your generosity.  Please see our funding priorities below.  To see a full list of our funds please click HERE.

 School of Music Activities Fund:  To provide a fund for donations toward specific projects or events

Theater Undergraduate Scholarship Fund:  The Department of Theater Undergraduate Scholarship will be open to all applicants with the following qualifications, regardless of race, color,religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or veteran status: 1) Student must be in good standing with the Department of Theater. 2) Student must be able to audition if needed.

Art & Design Building and Facilities Enhancement Fund:  Supports the renovation and/or the building of new facilities, equipment, and expenses for the School of Art and Design.

Bert Belasco Scholarship and Award:  The scholarship will be given preference to an incoming African American or minority student, who best exemplifies ingenuity, creativity, craftsmanship, and dedication to theater. This scholarship will be established as part of our major effort to attract top minority students to the department.  

Friends of McLeod Summer Playhouse Fund: This helps support McLeod Theater activities

Outside the Box Music Festival: This fund helps enhance the activities of the "Outside the Box" Music festival

Southern Illinois Music Festival Fund: This fund helps support the Southern Illinois Music Festival

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